Norma’s Story

Alex Hawley | 2015 | 6 min.

2018 Official Selection

This is a true tale of change. Norma’s Story, an animated short, documents the effects of climate change on the environment, culture and food security of the Vuntut Gwitchin people of the Northern Yukon as seen through the eyes of Norma Kassi. Northern communities provide authenticity to the story of climate change because they are experiencing its impacts now, not in some distant future. Temperature changes, unrivaled anywhere else on the planet, have significantly impacted the wildlife sustaining the Gwitchin First Nation and other northern communities.

This film tells the true story of Norma, a Gwitchin woman who has experience dramatic changes in her way of life in just a few decades.

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